Becoming a KSJ theologian


The teaching and learning of RE is very important in the curriculum at Kingsley St John's.

As a voluntary aided school, the governing body controls the religious education and this must be according to the rites, practices and principles of the Church in England.

The Diocese of Chester provide guidelines to support this and support is available from our RE Adviser and School Consultants.

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The scheme of work contains:

  1.  A long term overview to showing the concepts to be studied. Schools may choose to study the concepts in any order and adapt the material.

    The concepts that are linked to the cycle of the Church’s Year are Incarnation, Salvation, Resurrection and Holy Spirit.

    Schools with mixed age classes can adapt the plans to suit their requirements.

    The overview also shows links to PowerPoint resources which are found on the Schools website for Family of Schools members.

    Links are also given to the national Understanding Christianity Project, which significantly supports our curriculum on offer.


  1. Individual concept grids for each concept which include enquiry questions and essential knowledge. These are designed for use from Reception to Year 6.
  2. Medium term planning samples for all concepts. Each medium term plan indicates which term and concept it is designed for.

NB Some medium term plans have not been written in order for teachers to use their own resources and hopefully fully use and integrate the new ‘Understanding Christianity’ resources. These plans are highlighted on the long term overview.


We offer an RE curriculum that enables pupils to acquire a rich, deep knowledge and understanding of Christian belief and practice

Our RE curriculum will engage and challenge, through an exploration of core concepts and questions.

There will be opportunities for understanding the role of foundational texts, beliefs, rituals, and practices and how they help form identity in a range of religions and worldviews.

In our school, progress in RE is significant and attainment high enabling pupils to develop confident religious literacy.

The RE curriculum is intrinsic to the outworking of our Christian vision in enabling all pupils to flourish. In addition, the RE curriculum contributes to British values and spiritual moral social and cultural development.

Pupils develop a wide range of skills including enquiry, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and reflection. Pupils should have a safe space to explore their own religious, spiritual and/or philosophical ways of seeing, living and thinking, believing and belonging. They should have opportunities to engage in meaningful and informed dialogue with those of all religions and worldviews.



'The delivery and standards in Religious Education (RE) are at least in line with other subjects, and are often better as a result of a high standard of teaching and learning which enables rapid progress to be made.' SIAMS 2019

'RE is taught very effectively following the Chester Diocesan syllabus and the Understanding Christianity resources. Pupils are encouraged to link their learning to the ‘Big Story’ which they do to notable effect. Pupils are inspired by their RE through a standard of teaching and learning which is always good and is better than good in the majority of cases.' SIAMS 2019

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